Re: AfterStep Error Log

Ben Tracy (
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 18:04:44 +0000 (GMT)


The syntax of such a command to redirect STDIN and STDERR to a file
changes across shells.  I *believe* that the command below works for bash,
which is the most common linux shell, but for example in csh, the command
would be:

$ startx >& asdebug 

Bottom line: read the man page on the shell you are using before you do
such a thing or you may tear out your hair before you figure out what's
wrong... :)


On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

> On 1 Sep 1998, Doug Alcorn wrote:
> > What about when Wharf launches an application that doesn't start, or
> > if the startmenu doesn't launch an application correctly?  Do those
> > messages go into .xsession-errors?  I haven't seen any there.
> Ok, now this I don't know, because I don't use xdm.  If starting from the
> command line, you'd give
> 	$ startx > asdebug 2>&1
> to redirect the output to a file, which you could then look at later.  I
> presume that xconsole is both STDOUT and STDERR in xdm (is this right?
> Anyone?  I'd like to know, so I could answer this question in future).  So
> you need to redirect that somehow.  The people who really know what
> they're doing around here (I'm not one of 'em!) will be able to tell us
> how to do this.